Title: The Shaman’s Carving
Author: Jordan Altman
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours
How did you get started in writing?
I’ve always had a powerful imagination and in September of 2016, I figure I’d try writing. I wrote 30 short/flash fiction stories in 30 days. Nine have been published with one more coming in January in various online literary magazines. With the success, I figure I’d try writing a Novella. The result is ‘The Shaman’s Carving’
Who is your favorite character?
My favorite character from my novella is Elia. She’s a young peasant live a life of boredom. Yet, when she finds a magical totem her life blooms with adventure and chaos.
Who is your favorite author?
My favorite author is H.P. Lovecraft, with The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath being my favorite story.
When do you usually write?
I write at night when the world slumbers.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
The music I listen to while writing varies greatly depending on the mood of a scene. Moonlight Sonata is perfect for sadness, Night on Bald Mountain helps evoke horror. Movie and Video Game Soundtracks are great too!
What books have most influenced your life?
Without a doubt, it’s Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I have a Degree in Earth Sciences because of that book. I love Dinosaurs!
What are you passionate about these days?
Dinosaurs of course!
Elia is tired of her life as a peasant, the young girl seeks adventure and fame. With her best friend, the Baron’s son, in tow, the children enter the forbidden ruins where a gift of magic awaits to be discovered. For hidden deep in the mysterious ancient city sits a totem, a magical carving that will change the lives of all those within the Barony of Riverhill forever. Yet, stalking the children lurks a creature with a dark purpose. A choice lays before Elia, to let sleeping dogs lie or to pursue the mystic arts of becoming a wizard in Shamanism.
Jordan Altman is a Geologist who has worked from the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Canadian Shield. Recently taking up creative writing, his adventures within reality are now being matched by those of his imagination.
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